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9 High Yield Dividend Stocks With Bullish Options Sentiment


You'd think that high-yield dividend stocks would do exactly what their name suggests -- net you a very tidy sum in your pocket each quarter. And often, they do. However, it's important to remember that dividend yield is a ratio, comparing dividend per share to stock price. Because "high yield" is always only relative to the price of a stock, it may just mean that its share price has dropped. But for the value investor, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, stocks show high dividend returns when their prices have been knocked by overly bearish investors, creating a golden investment opportunity for value hunters.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BGS,SCG,SSS,VVC,WES,EDE,TRP

Is Dividend Payer SuperValu Undervalued? Several Key Metrics Say Yes

With a company name like SuperValu (SVU), you would think that value investors would flock to buy their stock. And with a dividend yield of 2.9%, a 70-year history of paying dividends and 35 consecutive years of increasing dividends, you would think that dividend investors would be buying the stock.SuperValu has not increased their dividend in 2010 yet, but they are still considered a Dividend Aristocrat. Last May they increased their quarterly dividend for the 35th consecutive year. However, by October the company had a radical change of heart and announced that they were reducing their dividend by 50%!Since announcing the dividend cut, SVU shares have plunged 30% while the S&P 500 has climbed nearly 8%. The dividend cut was intended to save the company $75 million, but has ended up... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): SVU

Waste Connections (WCN) Tops Q3 EPS by 2c, Announces 3-for-2 Split, Established Dividend

Waste Connections (NYSE: WCN) reports Q3 EPS of $0.53, 2 cents better than the analyst estimate of $0.51. Revenue for the quarter was $345.8 million, which compares to the estimate of $339.74 million. Announces 3-for 2 split. Also introduces dividend of $0.075 per share.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WCN

Waste Connections (WCN) Approves 3-for-2 Stock Split and Begins Quarterly Cash Dividend

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) has authorized a three-for-two split of its common stock, in the form of a 50% stock dividend, payable November 12, 2010, to stockholders of record as of October 29, 2010. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per split-adjusted share to its stockholders. The cash dividend also will be paid on November 12, 2010, to stockholders of record on the close of business on October 29, 2010. The Board will review the cash dividend periodically, with a long-term objective of increasing the amount of the dividend.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WCN

Spectra Energy (SE) Declare $0.25 Quarterly Dividend; 4.3% Yield

Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share, $1.00 annualized. The dividend is payable on December 13, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 10, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SE

Examining International Dividend ETFs

With interest rates at record lows and expected to remain depressed for the foreseeable future, investors have been forced to get creative in their hunt for current return. Some have shifted domestic fixed income holdings along the risk/return continuum, seeking out more attractive yields from junk bonds. Others have ventured beyond the US borders, embracing emerging market bonds as a higher-yielding alternative to Treasuries. Equities have also emerged as a potential source of current return, with the dividend yield on many stocks exceeding the yield on fixed income securities. Billions of dollars have flowed into exchange-traded products focusing on the MLP sector of the domestic energy market, thanks in part to yields in the neighborhood of 6% on these securities. For investors looking... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DFE,DFJ,DGS,DNL,DOO,DWM,FDD,GULF,IDV,PID

Tredegar Corp. (TG) Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend; 0.8% Yield

Tredegar Corporation (NYSE: TG) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share, $0.16 annualized. The dividend is payable on January 1, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 17, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 15, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TG

American Electric Power (AEP) Announces 9.5% Increase in Dividend; Guides FY11 EPS; Increases FY11, FY12 Capital Budget

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) announces a 9.5% increase in their quarterly dividend from $0.42 to $0.46, or $1.84 annualized. The company is expected to tell analysts that, to fund growth, the 2011 capital budget will be increased by approximately $150 million to $2.6 billion; the 2012 capital budget is expected to be $2.9 billion. To reduce risk, the company has voluntarily pre-funded $500 million into the pension plan in 2010 with an additional $150 million planned for 2011. The company also is expected to announce it has established an ongoing earnings guidance range for 2011 of between $3.00 and $3.20 per share. Consensus is looking for a FY11 EPS of $3.18.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): AEP

Whirlpool Corp (WHR) Declares $0.43 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.43 per share, $1.72 annualized. The dividend is payable December 15, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 19, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 17, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WHR

Twin Disc (TWIN) Declares $0.07 Quarterly Dividend; 1.7% Yield

Twin Disc, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWIN), announced today that the Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share, $0.28 annualized. The dividend is payable on December 1, 2010, to shareholders of record on November 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 10, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.7%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TWIN